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W. Somerset Maugham

William Somerset Maugham CH was an English writer, known for his plays, novels and short stories. Born in Paris, where he spent his first ten years, Maugham was schooled in England and went to a German university. He became a medical student in London and qualified as a physician in 1897. He never practised medicine, and became a full-time writer. His first novel, Liza of Lambeth, a study of life in the slums, attracted attention, but it was as a playwright... Read More

BornWilliam Somerset Maugham
25 January 1874
Paris, France
Died16 December 1965 (aged 91)
Nice, Alpes-Maritimes, France
OccupationPlaywright, novelist, short-story writer
Years active1897–1964


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